“Products must pass the Federal Information Processing Standard
(FIPS) 140-1 certification test before they can be sold to the U.S.
and Canadian governments.”
“Not only did the Redmond, Wash., giant fail the cryptography
tests, but Microsoft officials now acknowledge that the lab
scrutiny exposed shortcomings in NT’s cryptographic processing that
will force Microsoft to redesign the operating system.”
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